Psalms 49:20

“Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Man that is in honour and vnderstandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Man in {his} pomp, yet without understanding, Is like the beasts that perish.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Man that is in honor, and understandeth not, Is like the beasts that perish. Psalm 50 A Psalm of Asaph.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Man, like the animals, does not go on for ever; he comes to an end like the beasts.
- Basic English Bible

Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.
- Darby Bible

Man that is in honor, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.
- Webster's Bible

A man who has riches without understanding, is like the animals that perish. A Psalm by Asaph.
- World English Bible

Man in honour, who understandest not, Hath been like the beasts, they have been cut off!
- Youngs Literal Bible

(49:21) Man that is in honour understandeth not; he is like the beasts that perish.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 49:20


49:20 Understandeth not - Hath not true wisdom. The beasts - Though he hath the outward shape of a man, yet in truth he is a beast, a stupid, and unreasonable creature.


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